Take away my eyebrow pencil, concealer and lipstick but you’ll never be able to pry sunscreen out of my hands. Everyone knows how important sunscreen is — it’s arguably the most vital step in the entire skincare and makeup routine. But not all sunscreens are made equal.
With the prevalence of skin disease on the rise, more companies are coming out with sunscreens that claim to be hypoallergenic, paraben-free and broad-spectrum (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). As someone with oily, acne prone and sensitive skin (an unfortunate combination), I’m constantly looking out for a sunscreen that fulfils the following criteria:
- Doesn’t break me out
- Actually works
So, when I heard that Korean skincare brand, Rovectin, came out with a sunscreen that claims to tick all the boxes, I had to give it a try.
Rovectin isn’t new to the beauty scene. They established their roots in skincare that was created specifically for cancer patients suffering from dermatologic side effects from cancer treatment and radiation therapy. Their products claim to be formulated to soothe and revitalise sensitive skin.
The sunscreen claims to provide ‘highly effective protection against UVA and UVB rays which cause sun-related skin aging.’ A quick look at the ingredients reveal that it contains both Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide which block out both types of ultraviolet rays.
It is recommended for people with dry to normal skin, explaining its creamy consistency. I must admit, I was a little apprehensive when I first squeezed it out on the back of my hand. However, as I blended it out on my face, it absorbed into my skin almost immediately, resulting in a satin-like finish. I skipped my primer and was pleasantly surprised to find out that my makeup went on just as smooth (if not smoother) than usual. In fact, by the end of the day, my skin wasn’t reduced to a greasy, oily mess.
Encouraged by the stellar results on the first day, I continued to test out the sunscreen over the course of a week. Despite the presence of Lavender oil, a known skin irritant, I did not experience any break outs. It even seemed to accelerate the healing process of my existing acne!
This magical formula works on dry skin as well as it was a big hit among my dry skinned sisters. They noticed that their makeup also went on smoother than usual and didn’t have any dry patches at the end of the day.
Bonus: It includes the brand’s patented POLLUSTOP ingredient that forms a barrier to protect the skin from fine dust and pollution. Add this to your list of anti-pollution skincare products during this haze season.
Get Rovectin Skin Essentials Aqua Soothing UV Protector SPF50+ PA++++ (S$29.90) from Watsons.